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Modern Global Logistics | Visual.ly

Modern Global Logistics | Visual.ly | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Quick facts about the current state of the logistics industry. Including air freight, ocean, and ground spending around the world.
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The Rise of Global Startup Cities

The Rise of Global Startup Cities | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Venture capital investment is extremely spiky, but remains concentrated among a select group of cities.
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The US digital divide: Who gets high-speed Internet?

The US digital divide: Who gets high-speed Internet? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We head to the rural American city of Chattanooga to learn how citizens secured the fastest Internet in the country.
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Your Smartphone Is Probably Powered by Child Labor at Mines in Africa | VICE News

Amnesty International says batteries in products made by Apple, Samsung, and others contain cobalt mined by kids in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Destination%20Culture.pdf

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Great paper to support the teaching of homogenization of urban landscapes.

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Has the World Trade Organisation failed poor countries?

Has the World Trade Organisation failed poor countries? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We examine the Doha Development Agenda, a WTO initiative that has been unable to address unfair agricultural practices.
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Time travel

Time travel | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
An isochronic map shows where to go, how long it took to get there – and what changes were on the way
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Migrant remittances are a lifeline for families, and a force for development

Migrant remittances are a lifeline for families, and a force for development | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
With an influx of refugees and migrants making headlines in Europe and politicians around the world debating the merits of immigration, it’s important to take a step back and consider the development impact migration has for both sending countries and host nations. International labour migration has become a key driver of development around the world. One way migration impacts development is through the accompanying remittances, the money sent by migrant workers (and diasporas) to relatives back home.
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The High Cost of Cheap Clothes | VICE | United States

Cambodian authorities are pushing former sex workers into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.
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The Fruits of Mexico's Cheap Labor - YouTube

In northern Mexico, farm workers who pick produce bound for US supermarkets earn as little as $7 a day. They follow the harvest, traveling between the states...
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Gold, oil and copper: Is the commodity boom over?

Gold, oil and copper: Is the commodity boom over? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We examine the factors dragging down commodities prices, the impact on the global economy, and the political fallout.
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Insights into Global Economic Flows

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Presumed killing of 43 Mexican students deeply affects L.A. immigrants

Presumed killing of 43 Mexican students deeply affects L.A. immigrants | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
It was the night President Obama announced his historic executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
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On the e-waste trail

On the e-waste trail | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
An investigation into the toxic trail of illegal e-waste that is ushered from the first to the third world.
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Invisible Hands

Invisible Hands | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We examine poor working conditions for Mexican farm workers who pick the fruits and vegetables that end up on US tables.
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Exploiting DRC's 'cobalt kids'

Exploiting DRC's 'cobalt kids' | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Western firms turn blind eye as child miners toil in dangerous conditions for precious "battery" mineral, Amnesty says.
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What is the impact of globalisation on the environment? - Economic Globalisation - OECD iLibrary

What is the impact of globalisation on the environment? - Economic Globalisation - OECD iLibrary | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Globalisation helped accentuate the major environmental damages we’re experiencing today, even though it’s only indirectly responsible. Some nation
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Zimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts

Zimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Yuan becomes the latest currency to be approved for public transactions in Zimbabwe, as the southern African nation seeks to increase trade with Beijing
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Does Doha trade talks' failure suggest second age of globalisation is over?

Does Doha trade talks' failure suggest second age of globalisation is over? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Climate has changed since WTO round began in 2001, with extreme nationalism rising again on back of economic hardship triggered by system failure
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Big boys gone bananas!*

Big boys gone bananas!* | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
A filmmaker is sued for his coverage of a legal battle between Nicaraguans and the biggest fruit company in the world.
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Kenya: The new factory of the world? - Al Jazeera English

Kenya: The new factory of the world? - Al Jazeera English | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We look at Kenya's ambitious plans to transform into a newly industrialising, middle-income country.
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The Inevitable Rise of the Internet of Shipping Containers | Motherboard

The Inevitable Rise of the Internet of Shipping Containers | Motherboard | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Is this the dawn of the smart shipping container?
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The growth in shipping as a transportation method as a component of globalization.

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The Subway That Connects Two Continents

The Subway That Connects Two Continents | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
A conversation about the role of cities in the larger global economy
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Cities and their role in Global Trade from the perspective of JP Morgan

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You don't need an app for that

You don't need an app for that | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Are the simplest phones the smartest? While the rest of the world is updating statuses and playing games on smartphones, Africa is developing useful SMS-based solutions to everyday needs, says journalist Toby Shapshak. In this eye-opening talk, Shapshak explores the frontiers of mobile invention in Africa as he asks us to reconsider our preconceived notions of innovation.
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The influence of mobile technology in Africa

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Tracking the Rise of Globalization Through International Phone Calls

Tracking the Rise of Globalization Through International Phone Calls | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
In this "index of global connectedness," 7 of the 10 largest international call routes initiate from the U.S.
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